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Managing Distribution and Compliance in China: Post the Auto Antitrust Guidelines

By Ken Dai & Jet Deng (Dentons)1   In September 2020, China’s central antitrust enforcement authority, the State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”), released four antitrust...

New Developments in Trade Secret Protection in China

By Wen Zou & Jerry Xia (Gen Law Firm)   There have recently been a few positive developments in the trade secret protection regime in China....

China Signals VIE No Longer an Obstacle in Merger Filing

By Frank Jiang, Scott Yu & John Jiang (Zhong Lun)1   I. Introduction This July, the Chinese antitrust authority (State Administration for Market Regulation, “SAMR”) unconditionally cleared...

Antitrust Enforcement During COVID-19: China’s Response and the Long-Term Implications

By Wei Han & Yajie Gao1   COVID-19 is the first economic disruption to hit China since implementation of the Anti-Monopoly Law of the P.R.C. (“AML”)...

Exclusive Dealing in China: Overview and Outlook from an Antitrust Perspective

By Ma Chen, Shi Da, Guo Xiao & Guo Jiahao (Han Kun Law Offices)*   Common in the business world, exclusive dealing refers to arrangements whereby...

Most Targeted Industries and Conduct in China’s Antitrust Investigations against Abuse of Dominance

By Cheng Liu, Yun Bi & Jeff Liu (King & Wood Mallesons, Beijing)1   I. INTRODUCTION The abuse of dominant market position is one of the significant...

Competition Enforcement against Unfairly High Prices in China

By Yi XUE (Josh) & Tian GU (Zhong Lun Law Firm)1   Recently, the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the PRC State Administration for Market Regulation (“SAMR”) handed...

A Discussion of VIE-structured Companies from a Merger Review Perspective

By Wei Huang & Chang Gao (Tian Yuan Law Firm)1   Recently, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued special orders to big tech companies to...

Antitrust in Times of National and Global Emergencies

By Reiko Aoki (Japan Fair Trade Commission)1   Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic is being compared to the Spanish flu and other pandemics of the past. Past experiences...

Awards for Compensation in Antitrust: The Road Less Travelled in India

By Sagardeep Rathi & Radhika Seth (Khaitan Co)1   The Competition Act, 2002 (“Competition Act”), which codifies Indian competition law, has now been enforced for over...

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